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GLOVE BOX light not working? FIXED!
« May 20, 2020, 12:36:52 »
I noticed it is a pretty common issue for the glove box light to stop working,
but bulbs are fine and no fuse blown

mine did stop working (or so I thought) until I noticed one night that my glove box lights up when it is closed. ive seen a very dim glow at the edges of the glove box. it made me wonder where it coming from. whenever I open the glove box theres no light.

so I dismantled the glove box and noticed that there is a switch behind it that controls the glove box light. whenever I press that switch it turns on the light and turns off when released. which got me thinking I should just tap it directly to parklight and bypass the  glovebox switch.

and voila that did the trick.. problem solved.



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Re: GLOVE BOX light not working? FIXED!
« Reply #1 : May 20, 2020, 12:38:10 »
forgot to take pics for step by step tutorial. sorry :)
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« Reply #2 : May 20, 2020, 12:39:11 »
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Re: GLOVE BOX light not working? FIXED!
« Reply #3 : May 20, 2020, 14:18:49 »
Let me get this right...

You've arranged for the glovebox light to illuminate whenever you turn on your park lights, whether the compartment is open or not?


whenever I press that switch it turns on the light and turns off when released

Is that not the wrong way round?
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Re: GLOVE BOX light not working? FIXED!
« Reply #4 : May 20, 2020, 16:52:38 »
I had same issue.

Realised that there was a void causing the switch not to fully depress when the glove box closes.

I put a sticky tab on the box where the switch presses against.

So when box closes the switch presses against the tab and the void no longer exists.
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Re: GLOVE BOX light not working? FIXED!
« Reply #5 : May 20, 2020, 17:12:17 »
I had same issue.

Realised that there was a void causing the switch not to fully depress when the glove box closes.

I put a sticky tab on the box where the switch presses against.

So when box closes the switch presses against the tab and the void no longer exists.

Hope that doesn't void the warranty..  :snigger:
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Re: GLOVE BOX light not working? FIXED!
« Reply #6 : May 20, 2020, 18:00:30 »
it is actually the wrong way around and thats why im wondering what caused it... so I bypassed it instead
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« Reply #7 : May 20, 2020, 18:01:23 »
my unit is 2009 model and theres no more warranty on this thing
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Re: GLOVE BOX light not working? FIXED!
« Reply #8 : May 20, 2020, 18:40:36 »
Let me get this right...

You've arranged for the glovebox light to illuminate whenever you turn on your park lights, whether the compartment is open or not?

yes same with my mitsubishi montero sport, it doesnt have a glove box switch. it turns on whenever you turn on the parklights
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